Traumatic Pelvic Ring Injury following Childbirth with Complete Pubic Symphysis Diastasis

Case Rep Orthop. 2019 Nov 15:2019:1785167. doi: 10.1155/2019/1785167. eCollection 2019.


Case: Traumatic pelvic ring injury following childbirth is a rare but debilitating condition. We present a case of a 28-year-old female who sustained a traumatic pelvic ring injury following childbirth with a complete pubic symphysis separation of 5.6 cm treated successfully with nonoperative management.

Conclusion: Operative and nonoperative treatments for traumatic pelvic ring injuries following childbirth have been described without universal adoption of a uniform treatment modality. We hope this case study adds to the collection of data to help guide medical decision-making in the future as surgeons encounter patients with similar orthopedic injuries.

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